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  • Eventually Midas disliked wealth and splendor.
  • Weaving through the traffic, closing in on us rapidly, were three glittery, vaguely humanoid apparitions—like billowing plumes from smoke grenades touched by King Midas.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Before she could order one more after the tale of King Midas, I asked her hoarsely if she’d liked the story.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • She looked like she’d been touched by King Midas.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth

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  • King Midas lived thousands of years ago.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • He had the Midas touch, whatever he touched turned to gold!
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • In fact they looked like they’d been shopping at a King Midas clearance sale.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The Greeks tell of King Midas, who had the luck to win from Bacchus the offer of whatsoever boon he might desire.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • King Midas lost interest in his piggy bank.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Please tell me you’re not related to King Midas.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena

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  • We must not have King Midas represented as an example of success; he was a failure of an unusually painful kind.
    G. K. Chesterton  --  The Fallacy of Success
  • King Midas looked at Lit incredulously.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • I am King Midas.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • King Midas waved his hand dismissively.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • But when Jason mentioned King Midas, she cursed in Ancient Greek.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • It was his barber (if I remember right) who had to be treated on a confidential footing with regard to this peculiarity; and his barber, instead of behaving like a go-ahead person of the Succeed-at-all-costs school and trying to blackmail King Midas, went away and whispered this splendid piece of society scandal to the reeds, who enjoyed it enormously.
    G. K. Chesterton  --  The Fallacy of Success
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